Monday, February 13, 2012

I Wheelie Like You Valentines

Today was one of those days when I was wishing I could just buy a simple pack of Cars-themed Valentines and be done with them... but all the gazillions of ideas floating around on my Valentine's Day collaborative pinterest board would not let me rest until I came up with something semi cute and homemade.

Andrew and I did heart-stamping yesterday with toilet paper tubes (which then turned into stamping with hands, elbows, arms, etc. by the end of the activity).

Today we took a trip to Target (in the pouring rain) to find little cars. I wanted race cars, but they were out of the cheap ones, so we settled for little car erasers.

Then I made a little tag and taped the erasers onto the card.

I am still a little bit depressed that Andrew's preschool doesn't allow any candy. That isn't a deal breaker for me (since he eats plenty of treats at home), but I love making cute little things with candy attached to them...

Anyways, these were fun to make.

We also deemed today Little Sister Day at our house... so we worked on being kind to Catie all day and doing special things for her. It was cute to see what Andrew came up with. My favorite thing he created was a game called "Hide and Tickle"... since she loves getting tickled and getting chased.

After he would count to 20 he would yell, "Ready or not, here I tickle!"

It was SOOO CUTE! Then we made a list of our ten favorite kind things to do for her and shared it on my Toddler Approved blog... since my 100 Acts of Kindness Challenge is wrapping up.

It was a great day! Now it is time to finish getting everything ready for the little kids Valentine's Day party we are throwing tomorrow! There are not enough hours in the day!


julie smith said...

Love those creative Valentines you made with Andrew.

Liz said...

The Valentine's are totally cute. I'll add that to my list of ideas for next year. I totally agree that no candy is lame, but I'm sure the kiddos loved a little car almost as much as they would a piece of candy. :)

So great that Andrew and Catie love playing with each other so much!